Thursday, March 19, 2009

Stripping for socialism

Or perhaps this should be called stripping to protest the failures of capitalism?

An Italian pornographic actress stripped down to her panties at the Milan stock exchange on Tuesday to protest against the financial crisis, police said.

Laura Perego, 22, climbed on to a table inside the bourse entrance clad only in her panties and with the Italian flag painted on her body, a police spokesman said.

"Italy is down to its underpants," the Sicilian-born actress shouted before being taken away by police. She was charged with obscene acts.

I have to admit that I'm not all that sure what the point was. Of course, a neaked or near naked woman in public is always going to get attention. But the message being passed on was hardly of the most amazing originality, was it?

I mean, even having sex in public as a protest wouldn't really work all that well. We all know the economy's f***ed don't we?

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